Calling all choirs to the McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod

The choral section of the 2013 McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod Syllabus includes a varied program for open age choirs.

  1. 102  Choir (any age)

  2. 103  Choir Choreographed (any age)

  3. 104  Sacred/Gospel Choir (any age)

  4. 105  Community Choir (any age)

Events 103 and 104 will take place in Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood, on June 1 and events 102 and 105 on June 2.

Choirs that place first, second and third in each of these events will qualify to sing in The John Lamble Foundation Australasian Choral Championships for Open Age Choirs at 7pm on Tuesday, June 3 at the same venue. This championship carries a total prize purse of $11,500. Prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 dollars will be awarded to the top three placegetters and the unplaced finalists will receive $500 each.

Choirs that place first and second in this championship will qualify to sing in the $28,000 Australian Choral Grand Prix that Sydney Eisteddfod is presenting with the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove on the afternoon of August 24. Presented for the first time last year as part of Sydney Eisteddfod’s 80th Anniversary celebrations, this event proved so successful that it is being offered again this year.

To be eligible to compete in The John Lamble Foundation Australasian Choral Championships or the Australian Choral Grand Prix, choirs must enter one or more general events in the general choral program.

The complete Syllabus can be viewed on the Sydney Eisteddfod website.

Entries can be lodged online through the above website, by mail to the address below or by fax to 02 9261 8161. For further information, contact Sydney Eisteddfod by phoning 02 9261 8366 or emailing

For immediate release

Jennie Lees, PhD
Media Liaison & Public Information